Littered though the TV landscape is with comic book adaptations, fan-favorite Y: The Last Man has become a running joke in the industry, having proven infamously difficult to get off the ground as a feature. Now, FX may finally have gotten the beloved Brian K. Vaughan comic in development as a TV series. Alas, poor Yorick.
Y: The Last Man
The last we heard about 'Y: The Last Man' was that the rights were going to revert to co-creators Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra if shooting didn't commence shortly. And today we've learned that Dan Trachtenberg, the last director associated with the project, has signed on to direct 'Valencia' for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Paramount Insurge. Which means that it's likely that New Line's take on 'Y' is dead.
The last we heard on the 'Y: The Last Man' movie adaptation, Dan Trachtenberg was hired to direct and New Line executives said the film was a "top priority." Over a year later, we've heard next to nothing on the development of the film, but now, 'Y: The Last Man' co-creator Brian K. Vaughan said that if the movie doesn't get made in the next few months, it's not getting made at all.
We've seen many a short film and YouTube clip lead to successful careers, but we've yet to see a fan film turn into a real career. That is, until today. Dan Trachtenberg has been hired to helm New Line's adaptation of 'Y: The Last Man.'
The comic book property 'Y: The Last Man' has been in development for nearly a decade, but it looks like New Line Cinema is ready to turn this whole thing around and really give it the ol' college try. They mean it this time, guys -- we have it on good authority that someone even gave a pinky swear.